Pakistan's intelligence agency controlled and coordinated the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a top Indian security official said, in what is the most direct indictment yet of Pakistan by India in the strikes that killed 166 people.
"It was not just a peripheral role," the Indian Express newspaper quoted G.K. Pillai, India's home secretary, as saying.
"They (Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence) were literally controlling and coordinating it from the beginning till the end."
Pillai's comments come a day before the two countries' foreign ministers meet in Islamabad to try and repair relations worsened by the Mumbai attacks.
Pillai was not immediately available for comment.